Kitchen + Bath Blues

Berkeley, CA

The Owners purchased this home and started designing with Levitch right away to suit their needs and aesthetic.

Ground Story:

  • At the basement there had been just a Family Room. We excavated by 1′ to get 8′ ceilings, converting the crawlspace to a Guest Bedroom and Bathroom.
  • We also relocated the Laundry to this level (not shown).

Main Story:

  • The previous Kitchen had awkward angles that restricted access to the existing deck. By straightening out the wall between the Kitchen and Bedroom, we were able to achieve a more functional Kitchen with better flow, and create closets for the new Master Bedroom.
  • We also created a wider opening between the Dining Room and Nook to improve circulation.
  • We tucked in a Powder Room where the hall closets had been (not shown).
  • Levitch removed the chimney and added a new gas fireplace.

Second Story:

  • Levitch reconfigured and remodeled the Bathroom, yielding more space for adjacent Bedrooms.

 

Photography by Treve Johnson

Drawings

Existing

Proposed

Before & After